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Your Union Dues

​​About your dues

Once you take a job in a BCNU workforce with a contract in place, you immediately begin earning the relevant wages and benefits. You also receive union representation and protection.

BCNU members pay no union dues until BCNU has negotiated a collective agreement on your behalf, and the agreement has been approved by you and other members in a secret ballot vote.
Once members are covered and protected by a ratified collective agreement, dues become a condition of your employment. That’s part of a long-time union principle that all employees who benefit from the wages, benefits and conditions provided in a collective agreement should contribute to the ongoing costs of maintaining and improving it.  Check out member portal ​for more details.

Who sets the dues an​d what are they?

Dues are the union’s only source of funding. Without dues the union could not function. Members set BCNU dues at the union's convention. They`re 2% of gross straight time pay. They're not calculated on overtime or on some premiums and allowances.

But there are no dues without a contract

Newly-unionized BCNU members pay no dues until we've negotiated a collective agreement for you and you've approved it in a secret ballot vote. Then paying union dues becomes a condition of your employment.


Updated: 4/20/2015 4:10 PM

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